Duncan Jepson is the award-winning director of five feature films. He also produced documentaries for Discovery Channel Asia and National Geographic Channel. He was the editor of the Asia-based fashion magazine West East and a founder and managing editor of Asia Literary Review. He is a social commentator on Asia and regularly writes for The New York Times, Publishing Perspectives and South China Morning Post. A lawyer by profession, he lives in the US. His first novel, All the Flowers in Shanghai was a bestseller. He also co-storied the graphic novel, Darkness Outside the Night with Xie Peng. The first title in the Alex Soong series, Emperors Once More published by Quercus in 2014.